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Earth Day celebration

One day after the national event, Snohomish County is hosting an Earth Day event today at the County Campus Plaza, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. It’s scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remarks by elected officials, including County Executive Dave Somers and Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, are to start at noon, followed by a drawing for eco-friendly prizes. Educational displays and food trucks are part of the event as well.

The conservation district is asking attendees to take a pledge to reduce consumption of single-use items such as disposable coffee cups, plastic utensils and plastic straws.

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McClinchy Mile bike ride

The annual bike ride is set for Sunday. Four different lengths are offered — 33, 50, 68 or 100 miles — with several food stops in between. The event costs $50 if riders register before the day of the event. A free family ride will be held on the Saturday before. The routes start in Arlington and on Camano Island.

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Electronic recycling

The City of Mill Creek and the Mill Creek Kiwanis Club are hosting an electronics recycling event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5, in the city hall north parking lot, 15720 Main St.

Folks can get rid of computers and accessories, printers, TVs, cell phones, and other small appliances. No large equipment, such as stoves. There is no charge, but donations to the Kiwanis Club are appreciated.

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Retired Public Employees Council

The Retired Public Employees Council Chapter 6 is meeting at 1 p.m. on May 5, at the Everett’s Carl Gipson Senior Citizen Center, 3025 Lombard Ave.

Meetings are open to all but to join you must be a retiree in the Washington Retirement System.

More info: Jim Brandley at 425-337-0884


Sky Valley Food Bank to change hours

The Monroe-based Sky Valley Food Bank will be changing its hours effective May 29.

New hours will be: Mondays and Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Nubian Jam seeks vendors

The Snohomish Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee is seeking vendors for the group’s 27th annual Nubian Jam this summer.

The celebration of African-American culture includes live music, educational activities and more. Admission is free. This year’s festival is planned for July 27 at Everett’s Forest Park. Past vendors have included stands selling food, crafts and jewelry.

More info: Clarence Shaw 425-330-0689 or

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